Rosé, Domaine Houchart, Côtes de Provence AC, France, 13% abv, 2016, C$20++

It’s so warm these days, I can’t bring myself to drink anything other than gin and tonic … or perhaps a bottle of Rosé.

This Rosé, made of typical Provençal grapes – Cinsault, GrenacheMourvèdre and Syrah – is bottled at the Domaines Famille Quiot (est. 1748) for Houchart.

On the eyes, it’s a pretty, pale salmon with a soft nose and dry palate of strawberry juice, honeysuckle blossom, soft white pepper and green leaf.

There is not a lot of complexity which makes the $20 price tag a little hard to take; this is basic Rosé.

But, it’s good for the porch – which is where we enjoyed it on a hot, summer afternoon.

WSET Good

Picture courtesy of BCLB website.

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